Thursday, February 20, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 202: 1868 Burial Record for John Rich in Hilperton, Wiltshire

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the Burial Record for John Rich in Hilperton, Wiltshire in 1868:

The information for John Rich
's burial is (handwritten information in italics):

Heading:  BURIALS in the Parish of      Hilperton     
in the County of      Wilts     
in the Year One Thousand, Eight Hundred and    sixty eight    .

No.:  138
Name:  John Rich
Abode:  Hilperton Marsh
When Buried:  June 6th [1868]
Age:  79
By Whom:  ?.?. M?rdock, Off?men [I think...]

The source citation for this burial entry is:

Church of England, Parish Church of Hilperton (Wiltshire, England), Bishop's Transcripts, 1622-1880, "Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1837-1880," FHL BRITISH Microfilm 1,279,404, Item 15 (accessed 5 February 2014); Burials, Page [ ] (blank), 1868, No. 138, John Rich entry.

The information in this burial entry is very limited, but the age of 79 tells me that this is my 3rd great-grandfather, who was born in about 1789.  On the other hand, the burial date is much more definitive than the entry in the Civil Registration records which just indicate the second quarter of 1868.  I have not ordered the Civil Registration death record to date.

I obtained this image from the Hilperton, Wiltshire Bishops Transcripts on microfilm at the Family History Library on 5 February 2014.  

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